Discovery Health Features BlogHers' Birth Stories

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Next week, June 14-19, is Baby Week at Discovery Health, home to nightly stories of remarkable births.  Shows such as Twins By Surprise, Little Parents Big Pregnancy, Births Beyond Belief, and Obese and Pregnant will air nightly at 8 pm Eastern/Pacific.

BlogHer is pleased to announce that our community will be lending its voice to the storytelling next week, with many BlogHers sharing their own birth stories at their blogs.  You can visit this page for a complete list of our community's posts, including stories such as Catherine Connors' dramatic dash to the hospital:

Mad vehicular dashes to hospitals with women in labor are usually played for laughs on film and television. Let me tell you: there is nothing funny about racing toward a hospital that seems to recede ever further into the horizon as you speed forward in excruciating pain, your body completely out of your control, medical disaster ever more imminent with every passing second. Even when the toddler in the back seat starts shouting MOMMY YOU NEED MEDICINE YOU NEED MY TOADSTOOL? it's not funny. It's stone-cold terrifying.

Lindsey Ferrier shares how she unexpectedly became a moaner:

But after about 40 hours of intensifying contractions, my moaning philosophy went out the window. I was in pain, people. Yet I still had my wits about me enough to be deeply embarrassed by the primitive howls coming from my mouth as my entire family sat in the den, silently watching me on the sofa.

"Don't look at me!!" I hissed in between moans. "Don't just sit there looking at me!"

I am ashamed to admit I actually glared at my 80-year-old grandma, owl-eyed and frowning on the Barcolounger.

Discovery Health is also featuring these BlogHers and others at their special Baby Week landing page.  Stop by and read these compelling stories, and learn a little more about the stories Discovery Health will be airing, too.

Shannon Lowe blogs at Rocks In My Dryer and The Parenting Post.

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